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Date
12 Aug 2012
Tags
London 2012 , IOC News , Boxing , Ukraine

Lomachenko claims another title - London 2012 - Boxing

Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko won his second Olympic Games title today after defeating Soonchul Han in the men's Light Weight final at the ExCeL.

The champion from the now-defunct Feather Weight division secured a 19-9 victory over his opponent from the Republic of Korea.

The bout was all but over after world champion Lomachenko won the first round 7-2 and although Han did well to lose the second only 4-3, normal service resumed in the final round, which he lost 8-4.

Russia's Egor Mekhontcev claimed the Light Heavy Weight gold after the tightest contest possible against Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov.

The bout was scored 15-15 and the fighters could not even be separated by countback, with Mekhontcev winning courtesy of the judges' individual preference.

Niyazymbetov edged the first round 4-3, with Mekhontcev taking the next 5-4 to draw level.

And it was 7-7 in the final round, prompting what was a dramatic conclusion.

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